MMA: Nick Diaz planning return to octagon after FIVE years away following drugs ban

Nick Diaz planning return to octagon after FIVE years away following drugs ban

MMA: Nick Diaz planning return to octagon after FIVE years away following drugs ban

Nick Diaz is planning a return to UFC after five years.

Diaz has been out of the octagon ring and is planning a sensational return in 2021.

Diaz, brother to fighter Nate Diaz, has been out of action for five years but the eccentric Stockton fighter is working hard on a comeback.

Many believed Diaz would never fight competitively in MMA again after he was banned and fined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission in 2015 for failing a drug test due to marijuana metabolites.

But if the latest information and short clip are anything to go by then Diaz means business and is looking for fights at welterweight again.

He has been working hard on a 14-week training camp and even performed a test weight cut.

Diaz’s last contest was a unanimous decision defeat by MMA legend Anderson Silva but it was later ruled a no contest after they both failed drugs tests.

Initially, Diaz was given a massive five-year ban but that was later reduced and he has been free to compete again for the last four years.

In the meantime, he has been supporting his brother Nate, who shot to elevated levels of fame with his two fights against Conor McGregor, producing a stunning submission in the first before losing a decision in the rematch.